Welcome to Soul Sister Conversations where host Dana Lloyd has conversations that inspire and empower you to connect more deeply to yourself. Each Sunday morning a new episode is released covering topics of personal development, leadership and spirituality.
Connect with Dana Lloyd at www.DanaLloydLeadership.com
Episode 1-56 is with co-host Elaine Shannon. Episode #57 onward Dana solo hosts the conversations.
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EP 88: Coming Awake at Any Age with Brittany Cormier, Conscious Living Enthusiast
About the Show
Brittany Cormier calls herself a Conscious Living Enthusiast. She is a young woman who shares her story of coming awake in her 20’s. She talks about the the experience of becoming a new mom which cracked her wide open to a new spiritual world. Brittany shares how she stays conscious in her every day life and we discuss the impact conscious living has had on her parenting and the relationships in her life. This episode has lessons for anyone who is coming awake at any age.
Her mission: “Encouraging conscious living through mindfulness, self awareness, and introspection to improve our quality of life and embrace the journey that we are on.”
Connect with Brittany https://www.instagram.com/shesjustbee.xo/?hl=en
EP 87: Helping One Another To Have Better Mental Health with Elizabeth Eldridge
About the Show:
Fuelled by a desire to fight the stigma of mental health, improve understanding and empower members of the public to provide support to persons in stress, Elizabeth Eldridge founded Arpejjio Health Services which provides mental health training. We talk about the common mental health illnesses, red flags and strategies to help yourself and others. We also talk about mental health in the workplace and how leaders and employees can recognize signs of stress and what they can do to help.
About Elizabeth Eldridge:
Elizabeth Eldridge helps people help people. As a psychological health and safety consultant, Elizabeth is passionate about supporting organizations in adopting mentally healthy policies and practices to make the workplace a better place to be for all. She is also the founder and director of Arpeggio (pronounced “ahr-PEJ-ee-oh”) Health Services which, since the company’s birth in 2012, has grown into Atlantic Canada’s largest provider of standardized trainings like the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Mental Health First Aid program. A big believer in the importance of self care for staying mentally resilient, you’ll find Elizabeth exploring New Brunswick’s beautiful trails with her Weimaraner pup (pronounced “WHY-muh-ran-er”) Ruby in her downtime.
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EP 86: Creating Inner Peace with Anne-Marie Collette, Intuitive Coach
About the Show:
Anne Marie Collette is an INTUITIVE COACH who shares about finding inner peace. She is co-founder of Peace Leaders Collaborative. We talk about peace education which is learning the skills, attitudes and behaviours that assist us to live in a more conscious and harmonious way with self, others and Mother Earth. Being an educator for over 25 years, Anne- Marie is passionate about instilling peace at a young age. What I loved most about this conversation? It is about tuning into our inner being. Anne-Marie says when we foster our gifts and discover who we are and honour that… we are on our own personal journey to peace.
About Anne-Marie Collette:
Anne-Marie Collette is a co-founder of Peace Leaders Collaborative. -- As a former public school teacher, facilitator and educational leader for over 25 years, her innovative programs and teaching methods have earned local, provincial and national recognition. In 2004, her exceptional holistic and heart-centered programs earned her a nomination for the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Excellence in Education Award in Manitoba, Canada.
Anne-Marie believes that peace education needs to become the backdrop to all that transpires in a school system and cannot be an add-on: it needs to become the soul of the schools.
Global thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, she is the creator of the Awake and Advance System which was highlighted in a co-authored book called Dreaming BIG Being BOLD. She now teaches women leaders how to achieve greater success by connecting with their spiritual selves. Her specialty is helping professionals to reclaim their own voice by creating an authentic shift of power. As a result, her clients experience a greater peace of mind, a healthier body and a more balanced and harmonious life aligned to their divine genius. Known for her wisdom, Anne-Marie offers customized workshops, retreats and life coaching. Anne-Marie believes that peace education needs to become the backdrop to all that transpires in a school system and cannot be an add-on: it needs to become the soul of the schools.
Connect with Anne-Marie
Tel: (506) 312-3303
EP 85: Helping Women Heal from Alcohol Addiction with Johnena Kennedy, Addiction Counsellor
About the Show:
Johnena Kennedy has worked in the field of addictions for 35 years helping women heal. We discuss what it means to be an addict or alcoholic.
This was an eye opening conversation on many topics relating to women and alcohol including:
✔️how the alcohol industry grooms women
✔️the fastest growing segment of women drinkers
✔️how traumas and shame relate to addictions
✔️how you know when you are an alcoholic/ addict
✔️how alcohol interferes with your authentic self.
✔️the joy and freedom of begin sober.
About Johnena Kennedy:
Johnena has worked for 35 years in the field of Addictions. She has been sober 42 years. Most of her work has been with Women with Addictions. She has 4 wonderful grown kids and partners that have taught her so much about love and life. She is the Nana of two darling grand babies.
EP 84: Lessons From the Dying with Sandy Maxwell, CEO Hospice Greater Saint John
About the Show:
Sandy Maxwell is CEO of Hospice Greater Saint John. Working in palliative/ hospice care for the past 20 years, she has seen death and dying up close. She shares the powerful lessons she has learned about "the art of living in the midst of dying." This episode is inspiring as it prompts one to ask "what does it mean to truly live?"
Sandy also shares what a hospice is like and how does one know if they are ready for this kind of service. She shares many wonderful stories that will warm your heart and have you view this part of life through a new lens.
Social Media Links:
Hospice Fundraiser: www.winwithhospice.ca
About Sandy Maxwell:
Sandy Maxwell is a former registered nurse and an experienced non-profit business professional. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hospice Greater Saint John for 20 years, managing a $2.5M budget and leading a team of 40 paid staff and 150 volunteers.
Prior to moving to New Brunswick and her employment with Hospice, Sandy worked in Ottawa in national sport and aquatic lifesaving, including the Canadian Sport Council, the Royal Life Saving Society and Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association. She originates from Wilmington, Massachusetts and holds both American and Canadian citizenship.
For six years, Sandy served as a member of Health Canada’s Canadian Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life Care, working with our nation’s experts to change public policy and enhance healthcare services to the dying.
A dedicated and passionate social entrepreneur, Sandy and her leadership team established two new social enterprises in Saint John that has one business supporting the other while serving as a model for healthcare innovation in Atlantic Canada.
Today, Hospice Greater Saint John is the parent company of both Bobby’s Hospice, a 10-bed community palliative care home and The Hospice Shoppe, an upscale second-hand retail store that helps to fund care at Bobby’s Hospice.
Her leadership has earned Hospice multiple national awards, including being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Charities for giving by Charities Intellegence Canada and Maclean’s Magazine for both 2019 and 2020.
Sandy is a passionate and driven healthcare and non-profit business professional who believes strongly in palliative care and grief support to enhance the quality of living and dying.. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jim, and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren
EP 83: One Mother’s Story of Finding Meaning In Her Suffering with Scarlett Lewis
About the show:
Scarlett Lewis is a on a mission of Nurturing Healing and Love. It is a message her son left on her kitchen chalkboard the morning he died in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in December 2012. With this message, she found a new purpose in life. A purpose that focuses on teaching social and emotional skills through her Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation. She provides free resources for schools to teach students so that people can begin to learn to turn angry thoughts into loving ones. And this could make all the difference.
Scarlett Lewis founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement after her son was murdered during the Sandy Hook tragedy in December 2012. After his death, Scarlett became part of the solution to the issues in today’s society. Through Choose Love, Scarlett became an advocate for social and emotional learning (SEL) and character development that teaches children how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships. Choose Love offers a no cost, comprehensive SEL program that empowers educators and teaches children how to handle adversity, have courageous conversations and respond with love. The program has been downloaded in all 50 states and nearly 100 countries, serving nearly 2 million children. Since the tragedy, Scarlett has spoken all across the US and internationally to diverse audiences urging everyone to become part of the solution to the issues we’re experiencing today. Scarlett has the insight and knowledge to speak about turning tragedy into triumph; how to cope with stress and grief; ways to strengthen mental awareness; the importance of self care; post traumatic growth; and more. To help children and adults deal with the stress and challenges of the Coronavirus, Choose Love created a variety of new, free resources; and specifically, to support students and educators as they navigate the new normal of hybrid learning, Choose Love created Choosing Love in Our Brave New World, a back-to-school reintegration unit for Pre-K through 12th grade.
Social Media Links:
Website for FREE Resources on learning social & emotional skills: https://chooselovemovement.org/
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